Skin Care

Prepare Your Skin for Sun Protection: 5 Key Beauty Tips

A slender figure, sun kissed complexion, and smooth, regenerated, hydrated skin; these are some beauty goals you should check before heading out in the sun. Here are five beauty tips to follow when you are preparing your skin for the sun.

Apply a Firming Cream

To get a slim and fit body, use a firming cream to do magic on your skin. For toned arms, slender legs and a flat stomach, make sure you religiously apply firming cream twice a day onto clean, dry skin. To optimize the effectiveness of your firming cream, learn to apply it like the pros, with a manual lymphatic drainage action. This can help to reduce swollen skin. For the legs, wrap your two hands around your leg, and move up slowly from the ankle to the thigh. And, when the warm weather arrives, include exercise in your schedule. You can try walking, cycling or running for a start.


Exfoliate Your Skin

With summer fast approaching, scrub up and reveal new skin. Exfoliation is crucial to get rid of all the toxins accumulated during the winter. In the shower, use a rough-grain scrub and rub gently with circular massaging movements: start with the feet and move up, taking care of your heels, knees and elbows, where the skin is thicker. For the face, go for a very fine scrub, maybe with enzymatic or fruit acid ingredients or gentler types for sensitive and mature skin. Your skin will be softer and more energized and, on top of all that, will be more receptive to your other beauty products. You can try the new L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence that is enriched with active ingredients like Salicylic Acid which accelerates skin renewal & mildly exfoliates to refine pores & skin texture giving you a smooth and brighter look.


Treat Your Skin with A Face Mask

Nourish your skin with a face mask. This treats the skin deep down, and so is an effective step towards preparing your skin for the sun. Masks are highly concentrated in active ingredients, and so will help to regenerate the epidermis, thanks to the protection created by the thick layer of product on the face. Apply the mask onto clean skin, after exfoliating. Some need to be left on until the morning so that the formula can act through the night when cell activity is at its peak. Others are rinsed off after a while. Try to avoid tap water, which can be too harsh on your skin, and go for micellar water or gentle toner. You can also opt for drinking water as they have a balanced PH level.


Moisturize and Hydrate

This is perhaps the most important tip: hydration. Moisturizing ensures that the skin stays healthy, especially after a scrub or a mask. When you exfoliate, you get rid of dead skin cells, but also reduce the skin's natural protection. While waiting for the hydrolipidic film to reappear, apply a rich, hydrating cream, which will bring your skin some much-needed comfort. Applying moisturizer morning and night is a key step in preparing your skin for the sun. Try the new L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence which penetrates 10 layers deep into your skin to give you a glowing, brightening and youthful skin.


Protect Your Skin With A Sunscreen

No skincare routine is complete without a sunscreen. Use a light-weight sun protection cream that protects you against the harsh sun. You can use the L'Oréal Paris UV Perfect UV Protector Transparent SPF 50+ (Non-Tinted), which is perfect for Indian summers. It absorbs excess sweat and gives you a matte and fresh finish. It works on all skin types and is tested for the maximum humidity.

A little bit of sun exposure is vital for a healthy body. However, stepping out bare without protecting your skin can affect your skin and complexion adversely. Before stepping in the sun to get your sun kissed pictures, treat your skin with this basic routine and then you are good to shine.